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A Fuego, 7320 Broad River Road: 31 October 2023   1 comment

Posted at 10:47 pm in closing





A Fuego was the follow-on operation in this spot to Pizzeria Opa, and opened sometime in the fall of 2021. I never visited, and know nothing about Peurto Rican food, but the place got good reviews.

As far as I know, nothing new has been announced for the spot, but given the setup, I would expect another restaurant at some point.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath for the heads-up and the last three pictures above)

Written by ted on November 20th, 2023

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Fuji Cafe, 7320 Broad River Road Suite G: 2019   1 comment

Posted at 11:06 pm in closing





If you look closely at the first picture, you can, barely, see the Fuji Cafe signage still on the marquee of Suite G at Kennerly Crossing back in September of 2018. As nearly as I can tell from the Google reviews, it closed around 2019, and the suite is still empty.

Written by ted on April 7th, 2022

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Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Of Irmo, 7320 Broad River Road Suite L: 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:27 pm in closing






Tiger-Rock was in the suite between H&R Block and The UPS Store in the Publix plaza in Irmo: Kennerly Crossing. It appears they were part of a national chain which is still around, but the last events I can find on the local Facebook page are from November of 2021.

Written by ted on March 15th, 2022

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Philly Pretzel Factory, 7320 Broad River Road Suite A: 30 October 2020   no comments

Posted at 11:04 pm in closing










I tried the Philly Pretzel Factory on Rosewood shortly after it opened (it was fine), but was unaware of this location in the Publix plaza on Broad River Road. Judging from the Google reviews, this place opened in February 2020, possibly the worst time in the last 100 years to open a restaurant, and the door sign pegs the closing at 30 October.

(Hat tip to commenter Ellen)

UPDATE 15 March 2022: Updating tags.

UPDATE 23 January 2023: Updating tags.

Pizzeria Opa, 7320 Broad River Road: August 2018   3 comments

Posted at 10:28 pm in closing







Well this one is a shame. Pizzera Opa was the new name for Zorba's Express which was here in the Publix plaza for many years, and was the follow-on restaurant for the crew from The Parthenon in Five Points. The Parthenon was my favorite pizza in town, and when I was living in Aiken, I would come back to Columbia on weekends and take my father to The Parthenon Saturnday evenings.

When I discovered Zorba's Express, the pizza was just as good as ever, and the manager, who remembered me from the Five Points days, would always come out and say hi. Unfortunately, the new location was just too far out for me to visit more than a handful of times; I wish it would have been more, and I wish them well.

(Hat tip to commenter IrmoJeff)

UPDATE 30 September 2021: To be Puerto Rican restaurant A Fuego:


UPDATE 15 March 2022: Updating tags.

UPDATE 20 November 2023: Fix typo.

Written by ted on November 14th, 2018

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Kwik Kopy Business Center, 7320 Broad River Road: 2009   8 comments

Posted at 1:06 am in closing

I wish Zorba's Express in Irmo were closer to home so I could get out there for pizza more often, but last time I did, I noticed that this nearby storefront in the same Publix plaza was now vacant.

Judging from the google hits, Kwik Kopy seemed to offer the same range of services as The UPS Store or FedEx Office. I wonder if the copying business is taking hits from home printers and electronic documents. I vividly remember the first time I used a copy center (it was kind of a new concept then) to make a copy of The Lions' Book. It took hours and cost me a considerable chunk of my nearly non-existent college-student cash. Today, someone would just download the PDF..

UPDATE 7 June 2010: Changed post closing date from 2010 to 2009 based on comments.

UPDATE 15 March 2022: Updating tags and adding map icon.

Written by ted on June 7th, 2010

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